One of nine locations contributing to the optimization of vascular care in the Commonwealth
WORCESTER, Mass. — The Vascular Care Group (TVCG) is contributing to the healthcare ecosystem in Massachusetts through high-quality outpatient care at each of its nine locations, including a recently established location in Worcester. Led by Elias J. Arous, MD, Hector F. Simosa, MD, and Edward J. Arous, MD, MPH, all board-certified physicians, the new location is a fast-growing practice committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. The team offers treatments in a state-of-the-art environment for a wide range of peripheral vascular and venous conditions that can support local community hospitals and larger health systems.
“The future of healthcare will see an increase in specialized care offerings that push the boundaries of what we consider ‘traditional’ and that will include diversifying treatment options,” said Dr. Simosa. “By supplementing large hospital systems with outpatient care options, we can improve the patient experience and deliver care in a more efficient manner.”
Dr. Elias Arous has nearly 40 years of experience as a vascular surgeon, including previously as Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Chief of Surgery at Memorial Hospital, and Chief of Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was named Teacher of the Year for four consecutive years from the UMass Surgical Residency Program, and recipient of the American Heart Association Heart of Gold Award for his work and contributions to the American Heart Association.
Dr. Edward Arous completed his residency in vascular surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and has received multiple honors, including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Medical Education from UMass Medical School. He later received his masters in public health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Simosa received his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela and completed a General Surgery Residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University and Boston Medical Center, Boston University, as well as Vascular Surgery Research and Clinical fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He is a recipient of the Lester F. Williams Jr., MD Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery at Boston University Medical School and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society.
“The office-based lab is designed with the patient experience in mind,” said Dr. Edward Arous. “In a world that’s increasingly cognizant of customer experience and outcomes, healthcare providers need to meet or exceed patient expectations. Supplementing the reach of large hospital systems with smaller outpatient centers help to deliver treatment more efficiently and contribute to positive patient experiences.”
Offering patient-centric care options outside the hospital can not only serve as a mitigating factor against the transmission of infectious disease, but also helps to balance patient load between facilities and ensures those who need treatment receive it promptly and safely. The Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society (OEIS) established a national registry in 2017 that collects data on the safety, efficacy, and quality of the care that outpatient centers provide for patients with peripheral vascular disease and a recent study of that data validated the clinics’ efforts. The survey of nearly 20,000 peripheral endovascular interventions performed in these centers showed strong safety indications with extremely low rates of overall complications (0.62%) and major adverse events (0.51%).
The Vascular Care Group Worcester is located at:
21 Eastern Avenue
Worcester, MA 01605
P: (508) 556-0223
About The Vascular Care Group
The Vascular Care Group (TVCG) is a growing group practice committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. The practice brings together decades of expertise among a team of vascular specialists offering unparalleled care in Massachusetts at four full-service vascular care centers and five additional satellite offices, from Leominster to Cape Cod. Their comprehensive services cover a broad range of conditions from non-invasive vascular testing to complex vascular surgeries, including a full spectrum of open and endovascular procedures performed in-office and at affiliated hospitals throughout the state. The care center has united some of the area’s leading vascular experts with a focus on superior patient care.
More information about the practice can be found at https://vascularcaregrp.com/.